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tonight waiting to see what's next after the u.s. and british forces fire on moammar gadhafi's regime. libyan state television is reporting 48 fatalities in the missile assault and claims most of the victims are children, but that has not been confirmed by u.s. sources. of course gadhafi is vowing to fight back. the u.s. is leading a coalition of some 20 nations in what's being called operation odyssey dawn. welcome to the news edge, i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maurine. the strikes are clearing the way for european and other planes. craig, what can you tell us? >> will and maurine, three u.s. and navy destroyers along with british vessels fired more than 110tomahawk missiles. >> today i authorized the armed force of the united states to begin a limited military action in libya. >> speaking to reporters while on an overseas trip, president obama announced a joint military effort has begunfiring on key targets inside libya. the move comes after top world leaders met in paris to decide on a course of action against moammar gadhafi's continued aggression against rebel forces. >> this
i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. sandra shaw has a check of the forecast. >> happy st. patrick's day. >> perfect weather conditions today. mid 60's's and mostly sunny skies. a nice taste of spring before it officially begins on sunday. we're in the mid to upper 40's, depending on your location. today, sunshine, 62 to 66 degrees with light wind out of the west. we will be mild tonight. mid 40's's for us with clear skies. tomorrow, it gets better -- 72 to 75, partly cloudy, a true taste of spring. let's check your morning commute. >> it looks fantastic on the major roads. at 7:00 a.m., o'donnell will close their potomac. that is for st. patrick's day parade. keep that in mind. closures will remain in effect until 7:00 a.m. on saturday. 53 miles per hour on the north side. all the major roadways leading up to the beltway are equally smooth. six minutes to travel on 95 down to the fort mchenry. 12 minutes on the outer loop west side. this is the fort mchenry. southbound traffic coming towards us running without delay. a smooth ride on t
stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a check on the forecast. >> the rest of the week will feel like we jumped backwards to february. back to the future. for today, not bad. we have clear skies. no rain or snow to talk about. 29 degrees at the airport. maybe colder in the northern suburbs. no wind to speak of. mostly sunny today. 52. that is still way below average for this time of year. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. a few defective traffic lights to talk about. mesa avenue, watch for defective traffic lights. at windsor mill, another problem involving traffic lights. be careful. the jfx is moving well, 61 miles per hour just beyond the beltway. problem-free in terms of delays. five minutes on southbound 95 down to the fort mchenry. on the inner loop, eight minutes from 795 over towards the 83's. running smoothly to the bay bridge. 795 looks good in the southbound direction. problem-free towards the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. good morning. >> our bookstore, we did what we said we would do. it is not
. >> thanks for joining us drdr morning. thanks for joining us. >> it's kind of missed us for the most part. we saw a few flakes out there. we'll say flurry like. there is snow still to the south. down around ocean city. less than half an inch. so this is not a big deal and is very quickly moving out of our direction off to the south and out to sea. so high pressure is going to build in and we're seeing sun breaks out there now. it's cold so let's take a look at what the turpts are doing. 33 at the airport as well as the south. afferedf after that snow dispatriots it be in the low 40's. >> thank you. remember you can track storms using our interactive radar. it shows you where the storms are now and where they're headed. go to our website. there's a link at the top of the home page. >> now to our big story this morning. allegations of gambling and drinking on the job has some behind bars and facing charges this morning. >> 13 department of transportation officials were arrested friday after confiscating alcohol, dice, and thousands of dollars in cash. >> just before 3:00 friday, an investig
. the warnings have been issued for at least 20 countries including the u.s. west coast. >>> good morning i am sherrie johnson. we have team coverage and live reports from around the u.s. and the world this morning. we kick things off with abc's emily schmidt live in washington with how white house officials are responding. >> reporter: the earthquake lasted second but the catastrophe continues to spread. there are tsunami warnings stretching across the a sick and waves are hitting hawaii right now. largest quake in japan's history shook a nation. and triggered tsunami waves that threatened the u.s. west coast. forcing evacuations in hawaii. >> it's time for a little aloha and a little you keep it simple and sensible and moving. >> reporter: cameras capture the moment the earthquake hit in japan. for lawmakers gathered for government, the newsroom shaken up by the 8.9 magnitude earthquake. the quake set off huge fires including this oil refinery north of tokyo. workers evacuated high rises and filled the streets. millions are without power after the deadly quake. one woman said i thought i was
weather to the west of us and we'll see some rain but only in the overnight hours. so get out today and do whatever you need to do. because the unsettled weather pattern is sticking around for the next day or so that we'll have to deal with that, once we get past today. otherwise not doing too bad as far as our temperatures are concerned. right now we're into the 50s and the upper 40s. 50 degrees at dulles. 52 at d.c. 50 degrees at baltimore. winds are fairly light as well. we don't have to deal with them at all today. we're going to be fairly nice with a northerly flow. so cooler today than yesterday. so be prepared for that. but overall not bad. a northerly wind from 5-10 miles per hour, partly sunny for this morning, increasing clouds this afternoon and that's all ahead of the frontal system that is to the south of us going to gradually move to the north and as i said, as we move through into tonight in the overnight hours, that's when we are expecting to see the rain return. so just be prepared if you are doing anything in the late hours, you'll need your umbrella so keep it handy and
>>> now "good morning maryland" at nine. >>> tuesday morning. 9:00. thanks for joining us. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. coming up, saving for college. it's something that we all want to think about doing even if you don't have a child you want to think about doing it so you don't have the stress some 18, 19, to years from now -- 20 years from now. we will have tips why you should do it and programs to help you get started. >>> also ahead, crystal register comes in and has great tips and we know what we need to do to eat healthier. we have to eat more fruits and vegetables. but there are new standards and guidelines so crystal has great examples of ways to eat healthier and incorporate more fruits and vegetables an a pretty interesting illustration to help you understand. >>> also, we will tell you about the latest of charlie sheen. cbs and the show "two and a half men" firing back at the star. what they are saying and what he is saying in return. you want to stick around for that. >> all right. first, every day we have a hot topic let's get to today's. it involve
clothes on. nearly 80 people were targeted. police had to use the football stadium to stage the operation. the investigation has gotten so big they were able to go after the whole organization. >> we identified sources of supply in new york from heroin, to baltimore. ratified a source of supply for marijuana in san diego, calif. that came to california through pennsylvania. >> also arrested today was the father of a 7-year-old who was arrested in 2007 by city police force sitting on a dirt bike. the mayor apologize to the family then. there were no apologies today. >> the u.s. attorney's office addressed the bust this afternoon. we will have more on that and more exclusive video coming up at 6:00. >> in wisconsin, lawmakers approved a bill stripping collective bargaining rights from workers. this standoff was broken when republicans realize they could pass the bill without the vote of the assembly members. lawmakers from the senate and assembly approved a bill short time later and democrats say they will contact the attorney general about last night's vote. maryland has a big budget hole
at the airport -- at the inner harbor is 52 degrees. the reader is showing nothing around us except those thin clouds -- the radar is showing nothing except thin clouds. you do not see any rain of any substance. it will not be a big factor in the weather today. we will warm up with the south wind. right now we want to check on the traffic with kim dacey. >> not looking too bad. we have a couple of accidents in this city. one is that charles and cold spring. there is another and eastern. o'donnell street is closed at potomac for the st. patrick's day celebration through tomorrow morning. something to watch for. otherwise, we are up to speed on the major roadways. 11 minutes on the outer loop topside. 895 looking at 60 minutes. a very nice ride all around the area -- a 95 looking at 16 minutes. very light volume for this time of the morning. this is the beltway at providence road. things are moving just fine on the inner and outer loops. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> the u.s. military says charter flights are leaving half fall from japan. many families have decided to s
>>> thank you for joining us. a full morning for you. we have the festival coming up in may. our documentary film maker of new journalists. >>> also this morning scams and cruises. there's a new scam out there and it targets. if it sounds too good to be true, if somebody is offering to pay for your vacation you need to be careful. we have a new scam circulating right now. it could show up in your mailbox. >>> first, we want to get to new hot topics. it's kind of gross. a new london ice cream parlor is trying to bring customers in a different way. it's a flavor called baby gaga and made from breast milk. women volunteered to donate it so the ice cream shop could create the frozen concoction. each donor was given money for every ten ounces of milk. it sold out within the first hour. >> it's pure. it's natural. it's organic and free range. if it's good enough for our kids, it's good enough to use in our food. >> free range. >> health officials did pull the ice cream due to hepatitis fears and now lady gaga considering suing over the name. we always want your reaction. >> this is one
for joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. we will get to meteorologist steve rudin. it is cold out there. >> it is. we have the potential for even more winter weather as we move through the workweek and school week until. 33 at dulles airport 32 in winchester, 28 in cumberland. look at the bottom of your screen. area of low pressure will remain to the south of us today. that will bring confuse sprinkles to fredericksburg in the early morning. not going to amount to noa lot. there could be winter weather tomorrow night. highs today in the low 50's. >>> clearing overnight construction. prince george's county near pennsylvania avenue. and on the beltway at john hanson highway. that is gone. normal on 95 between fredericksburg and baltimore. a good ride between leesburg and tysons on the dulles greenway and the dulles toll road. 270 southbound looks like this, and running smoothly. now to a news. >>> investigators are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a pizza delivery driver. this happened around 8:30 last nig
. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. . >> everything will be ok this morning. take the umbrella. we could have a problem with flooding tonight and tomorrow. we had two inches of rain on sunday. the ground is pretty saturated. we could see another two or 3 inches of rain. there will be some flooding problems in some neighborhoods. we have cloudy skies. it should stay dry through the morning commute. 37 degrees at the airport. sometime after lunch, we'll see rain showers moving in. it will pick up in intensity later this afternoon. a high temperature near 46 degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> class to hear the morning commute is ok weather-wise. -- glad to hear. westbound number parke white is shut down at mclean boulevard in the westbound direction. tape was filled as are all to death. tow trucks are in route. another accident at central avenue and madison streets. 47 on the north side. problem-free on the west side. all the major roadways look good. f
banks to consider imposing limits on debit card purchases. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. would you change your bank if it suddenly imposed a ceiling on your debit card purchases? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 39 degrees on tv hill. will we see any relief at the pump? >> conflicting stories about the deadly bus accident in new york. >> this is traffic. 95 north of 43 in the white marsh area. >> welcome back. all quiet on this monday morning. we have a touch of cloud cover this morning. nothing of any consequence. we're watching a storm moving out of the midwest. we have a few clouds today. partly cloudy skies. 33 at the airport. 34 in parkton. 35 in jarrettsville. a mixture of sunshine and a few clouds said. high temperatures will be on either side of 50 degrees. not a bad day. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. for now, to the news desk. >> thank you. officials in new jersey are assessing the damage after parts of the state were hit by fl
morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a check on the forecast. >> it was a nice weekend. we'll kind of continued that trend. some cloud cover. we do not expect any precipitation. 32 at the airport. today, a mix of sun and clouds. high temperature will be either side of 50 degrees. a few degrees cooler than was over the weekend. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. we have some rain to talk about. first we say good morning to sarah. >> a few accidents to add to the list. a bit busier. on eastbound 100, there is an accident being worked on near 295. out on on the j.f.x., and looks like that one is gone. one coming in at perring parkway. allegheny avenue and baltimore avenue, some water main break going on. 222 shut down. kind of a busy start. we will keep you posted on any new problems. this is it live view of traffic in terms of traffic on the west side. out of the traffic building just a bit. this is. near the curtis creek drawbridge. so far so good on the east side of the beltway. no
... at a carry-out. it happened about 9 o-clock last night... inside "u-s fried chicken" along pennsylvania avenue.one person was shot in the lee and another in the throat.homicide investigators were called to the scene a car crash leaves ne person dead thhs morning.it happened arrund 2 o clock on honeygo boulevaad and ebenezer road in perry hall.one car crashed into a light pole with the passenger being thrown from it. that person was pronounced dead at the scene.the dirver is listed in serious conditon at the hospital. the baltimore solicitor says the mayor did not violate ethics laws by voting on contraats involving johns hopkins university.baltimore's ethics code says public officials should not vote on conttacts if relatives have a financial interest.stephanie rawliigs blake's husband works for a group within the johns hopkins health system since december.sse voted on 22 contracts involving the university... not johns &phopkins health system. anne arundel county executive john leopolddis &pserved with a subpoena... for a probe into whether he mis- used his state-funded security detail
the fact that patients are not billed. that argument has been successfully used year after year to keep companies from taking over the service. it gives the states the option of keeping the accreditation. that means caring to paramedics on board. but because money is so tight, a decision to hire has been pushed back. insurance billing patients is not a done deal. >> i think it will be good for everyone to sit down and lay all of that out and talk about whether it's a direction we want to go or not. >> the issue is so complex and generates seven questions that those that would be involved in the study have until next january to submit findings. >> also in annapolis, lawmakers are weighing a proposal that would release some prisoners back onto the streets in -- enough that an entire facility could be closed. staffing could also be reduced. lawmakers are concerned about finding the $700 million it takes to support the divisions of corrections operations. you can learn more about the proposal and other bills by going to wbaltv.com and clicking on politics. >> fears of a nuclear meltdown in
a health risk to us. jeff hager sought out an answer to that question today. jeff? >> reporter: high atop baltimore's federal hill, 6,800 miles from japan radioactive material may already be present. >> i would be worried in california, not too worried here. >> after three mile island at age 7, that was scarier. >> reporter: maryland hill's secretary dr. joshua sharpteen said marylanders had little to worry about even though radioactivity from tokyo's nuclear facilities is already here. >> we did detect very small amounts of radioactive materials in the air. very, very small amounts. in the rainwater. which is not unexpected. other states have seen it as well. >> reporter: the state has turned up no further evidence of the fallout. any radioactivity found here came through the atmosphere, through clouds and storm systems and even the earth's rotation may have taken us right through it. as for the chesapeake bay, dr. sharpteen says it's highly unlikely any contamination would make its way here through currents. >> it's breaking down over time. for every eight days the movement happens, thi
>>> now "good morning maryland" at nine. >>> thanks so much for joining us. i am megan pringle. not the prettiest morning out there. charlie-- charley crowson has the day off and we will check in with justin to see what's going on with the weather. march is supposed to go out with a lame. -- lamb. wove a full show and exciting guests. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake will be here talking about an event coming up. and a cause that's close to her heart. we will talk to her about that and her fight to keep guns offsety streets. >>> also ahead, not a lot of -- off city streets. >>> also ahead, not a lot of you like needles. that he a new invention that actually allows you to get the shots you need without any pain. so we will explain how it works and get a demonstration and find out if this really works. >>> and also ahead this morning, you probably seen the commercials, your kids probably told you, shrek the musical has hit the stage in baltimore. so we have a treat today. the man who plays donkey is going to be here alan will tell us what it's like to play the character and more a
like it's the last day of march. hopefully you can sit back and join us because we have a great show. i am excited about this organization and if you are a parent, you will love this. if you care about the world, you will love this. if you love laross, -- lacrosse you will love the story. headstrong foundation started after a lacrosse player who has a great story. he passed away -- player who has a great story. he passed away but his legacy is living on. we will hear more from nick's mom and brother michael. stay with us. also ahead, there's been a research about ten medical groups coming together for research for the campaign for tobacco free kids. they are doing this in conjunction with opening day. so they are hoping that they can knock tobacco out of the park. plus, it's thursday, which means dr. fea mont tay -- fioramonti will come in with answers about your pets. he will answer your questions on the air. >>> all right. you probably noticed that i have company. charley crowson is not here e ran off and joined the circumstance -- he ran off and joined the circus. how is it going? ho
. happy friday. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> sandra shaw has a check of the forecast. what happened to spring? >> we will get some snow. just light. you may not need the boots. i don't want to mess with that. that is on sunday. today cannot be too bad. we will see partly cloudy skies. more clouds roll in this afternoon. 27 at the airport this morning. 28 in westminster. 36 down to the south in annapolis. garlic, the skies today. 43 to 46. unseasonably cold. the cold air will retain its grip. 43 to 48 tomorrow. on sunday, we do have a chance of light rain-snow makix. we'll look get some totals and the futurecast coming up. right now, your friday morning commute. >> the only problem spot is in the job but area. mountain road is closed for a fire activity. there is some live drive times. major roadways looking good. 11 minutes on the outer loop topside. we're looking good all the way around the area. this is a mountain road east of 95. you can see flashing lights. use old joppa road to get. this is york road. southbound traffic
concerns in japan as the nuclear crisis takes a turn for the worst. >> most of us dodged the snow this weekend. the forecast as we continue. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a check on the forecast. i do not like geit. >> this setup and pattern will stick around for another seven to 10 days. we may see some snow. if you misted over the weekend, you have another chance. -- if you missed it over the weekend, you have another chance. this morning, it will stay dry. but it is cold. temperatures are in the 20's. at least the wind is calm. mix of sunshine and clouds said. high temperature in the upper 40's. we should be in the upper 50's. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. we're starting off at an accident on southbound 95 at 100. it is off to t
>>> it is thursday morning, which we call friday eve. thank you for joining us here on good morning maryland at 9. i am megan pringle. >>> we have been talking on the morning show the space shuttle discovery is going to close the final chapter of nasa's space shuttle program. coming up today, a professor of as electron my saying that may not -- astronomy saying that may not be the best idea. >>> suzanne must have the best job. she gets to eat at every restaurant in baltimore. 67 of the best restaurants in our community. >> suzanne and i met at the chocolate affair just a couple weeks ago. great to have her on the show. >>> and pets and vets always a good time. >> absolutely. the doctor will be here to get your questions answered. stick with us if you have a question about your dog or cat and he will talk about bathing your pets for some people is very hard. >> really? how often do you need to bathe your pet. >> you don't want to do it too much but enough. >>> 1 minute after 9:00 a.m. the hot topic today, about the westboro baptist church. five years ago this made headlines here in m
for joining us this morning. >> sandra shaw has a check on the forecast. happy st. patrick's day. >> we have spring beginning this weekend. it is march madness and st. patrick's day all in one. let's check the temperatures. not bad. a good start. 48 downtown. 41 at the airport. we're in the low to mid 40's on the eastern shore. plenty of sunshine today and about 10 degrees above normal, 62 to 66 degrees with light wind at 5 to 10 miles per hour. it will be warmer as we head to the end of the workweek and tomorrow. >> nice ride on the major roads. loch raven, we have an accident in parkville. not indicating a whole lot in the way of delays as far as speed sensors. 50 miles per hour on the west side just past 795. o'donnell street was shot down near potomac for the st. patrick's day parade. the closures go into effect at 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. on saturday. central avenue and river club drive in edgewater, another accident. 95 and the beltway, great times. this is liberty. building volume but still moving at a pretty good clip. this is traffic at the key bridge on the east side of the beltwa
at the white house and in the zars zone mighty u.s. navy helicopters are delivering food, supplies, and hope. the frad emergency management agency dispatched specialized ress cue teams. veterans of disasters around the world. >> we are madging a lot like the katrina scenario with new orleans. >> across this country americans are donating to the red cross and other relief agencies hoping to help those in need a world a way. meanwhile hawaii and the west coast are still assessing their damage tafert tsunami reached our shores. japan's disaster is serving as a wakeup call. >> this earthquake will help the pacific northwest understand what they will need to get ready for. >> you can view the drament 86 pictures and video from japan. there is also an interactive guide explaining the science between earth quakes and tsunamis. dateline sunday will now focus on the country's recovery and the scheduled animal show at another date. baltimore city police are looking for the gun man who shot three people shortly after 6:00 safford east coasting. police say two males and females were shot. the female lat
on a scale of 127 used to rate nuclear disasters previously -- on a scale of one to seven, previously used to rate disasters that only rated linganore levels. >> the u.s. has already conducted helicopter missions along the battered coastline and found a few isolated communities of survivors. >> wease alan -- we found essentially hundreds of people, 100 at this place, to wonder at this place. it is just a matter of getting them out -- 200 at this place. it is just a matter of getting them out. >> the u.s. carrier ronald reagan is still off the shore of japan launching aircraft loaded with supplies. but the shift moved further on tuesday after some crewmembers tested positive for low levels of radiation. -- further out to sea after some crewmembers tested for low levels of radiation european pet energy officials are applying stress tests to their plant and germany officials have switched off some of their plants, one of them permanently. >> the nuclear crisis in japan comes just as america had finally started to get past its discomfort with nuclear power, caused more than 30 years ago by thr
. great to have you join us on a monday morning. traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden is standing by with traffic. we start with steve rudin. the snowfall yesterday did not amount to much but we set a record at dulles. >> we shattered the old record at dulles international airport with a sense of an inch of snow. the old record was in 1983, just a trace. tbd.com to read about it. mainly clear skies to the north cloud approaching from the south and west. maybe a shower south of fredericksburg this morning, but nothing that will amount to a lot. temperatures well below average for this time of year, mid to upper low 40's up to about 50 degrees. the potential for more winter weather is on the way. details are coming up in a few minutes. first, lisa baden. >>> looks good in the district, no problems around the beltway. quiet headed north into baltimore, south into richmond and to the airport is clear. no problems on 270. fairfax police, prince william stafford, no troubles. things are decent. newschopper 7 in a little while. we will be looking at springfield in '95 that lo
morning, washington. thanks for joining us on a thursday, i am alison starling. >> i am pamela brown. thanks for being here. we begin with traffic and weather. we will check with lisa baden in a moment. first, meteorologist adam caskey. a drop in temperatures. >> that's true. and there's a wind chill. let's look at the temperatures. 26 and upper marlborough, 28 in alexandria, 26 in fairfax. the wind chill is near 20 degrees. in hagerstown and northern maryland there are wind chills in the teens. we broke 60 degrees yesterday. low 50's's today. .ow 40's partly cloudy and cold tonight. mid to upper 20's tonight. high temperatures around 50 tomorrow. warming up to nearly 60 by saturday and sunday. rain on sunday. probably a soaking with good accumulation. now to lisa baden for the commute. >>> they are doing overnight construction on the inner loop side near 202. hot lanes project work is being cleared from the beltway. between the american legion bridge and the wilson bridge, that is. looks good on 66, 95 in maryland and virginia as well. in alexandria there's a water main break. edsal
in the u.s. >> the last 50 workers fled the nuclear plant to escape a huge burst of radiation. >> they have to continue to try. >> officials say 70% of the fuel rods are damaged. 107 miles away in tokyo, residents are leaving despite the surge is that radiation levels are not yet harmful. >> low levels now but we do not know what it will be like tomorrow. is back upnikkei today. >> uncertainty has taken over the markets right now. >> , response the nuclear regulatory commission to explain if our nuclear plants could withstand a 9.0 earthquake. >> we have to make sure that all the bad actors in the industry are sorted out very quickly. >> the government continues to assure americans that radiation levels here are safe. but that has not stopped their run of potassium iodide. one retailer says he has a backlog of 3000 orders. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> many of us in the u.s. are remembering the incident that took place at three mile island. the power plant had a malfunction in 1979. the plant had a partial core meltdown. gas was released into the atmosphere. 150,000 people were evacuate
element. -- ailment. the u.s. embassy in rome declined to comment. a massive blaze in hunting down. the nine bedroom to million- dollar mansion went up in flames after midnight. the blaze caused part of the chimney to fall through the second floor, triggering a partial roof collapsed. check out the pictures of the fire sent in by viewers in the ulocal section of wbaltv.com. collision jets have been patrolling the no-fly zone over libya today. the pentagon says they have not launched any new air strikes. over the weekend they scattered and isolated mooar gaddafi's forces with a series of air attack. -- air attacks. >> an incredibly strong message overnight, launching a missile strike in the heart of tripoli inside gaddafi's own compound, destroying what has been described as an administrative building. it is a sprawling structure, almost like a military base within tripoli itself. no word of gaddafi himself was in the complex at the time. rebels say their morale is high. they are encouraged now they have western and european and some degree of arab military support. they believe the
. >> reporter: hi, jessica. he was arrested friday. hours later, he tried to hang himself using his clothes. he's been under watchful eye ever since. today, he's prepareing to go before a judge in connecticut. >> reporter: authorities alleged this 39-year-old committed 17 rapes over 14 years. he was arrested last week after these billboards went up around the east coast. the website designed to catch him garnered 51,000 hits in one week. >> ultimately, the billboard lead to a tip that helped to crack the case. >> reporter: he's an unemployed truck driver who lives in connecticut with his son and girlfriend. the detectives followed him and got his dna from his discarded cigarette. >> this case concerned me as much as the d.c. sniper case did. >> reporter: the prosecutors say he faces -- facings up -- faces up to five life sentences. for now, the police are only releasing this sketch of thomas keeping his mug shot underraps. >> detectives in virginia say he's been cooperating. thank you. we'll have more on the first court appearance at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00. >>> libyan war planes are striking hard
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's several hundred feet underground. rescuers had to use rope and rigging to rescue the victim. the confined space required crews to use protective gear and masks and continually monitor the air. the rescue worker was taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. >>> more trouble tonight for vincent gray. mayor vincent gray, over allegations he gave a man a high-paying city job in exchange for a tax on then mayor adrian fenty. tom sherwood has more on the revelations inside a council committee hearing today. >> reporter: sulaimon brown watched monday as a d.c. council committee heard testimony that mayor vincent gray's campaign and office staff from unusually interested in getting brown a job. independent inspector general charles willoughby said the mayor's chief of staff asked him in january to meet with brown. willoughby did. but he said no mayor's office has ever made such a request before. >> you're talking about from people from within the d.c. government? no, i have not been asked. >> reporter: reuben charles, a leader of both gray's campaign and transition, confirmed he wa
to us -- give residents who use marijuana for medical purposes a legal defense. >> if they meet the threshold, small quantities and things like that, and they can show a matter of necessity, like a letter from a doctor, the judge shall find him innocent. >> the measure passed in the senate, 41-6. the house is considering its own proposal. by in your favorite alcoholic beverage could become a bit more expensive. some letters approved 83% tax on alcohol last and -- senators approved a 3% tax on alcohol last night. it would be phased in over the next three years. it has to be approved by the full senate and house of delegates and gov. o'malley before taking effect. grave in serious, those words from japan's prime minister on the two-week anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami. officials said they expect a breach in the reactor core of one unit of the plant, and that could mean more contamination of the environment. "we are not in a position where we can be optimistic, and we must treat every development with the utmost care." collision fighters continue to pound targets deep int
, three, and four are in danger and officials are using extreme measures today using helicopters for water drops, as well as plans to bring in water cannons. there were also plans to restore the generator that went out in the earthquake. there was a discrepancy over the risk factors. the u.s. nuclear revelatory commission says that radiation levels are so high that the evacuation order should be expanded. they say americans within 50 miles should leave the area. the japanese government is stay on message and says that there evacuation parameters are sound, and individuals within 12 miles should consider evacuating. people in the northern part of japan are experiencing troubles. temperatures have dropped, it is cold, they do not have heat. we have not been able to observe, despite the millions that have been pledged from the outside, we have not been able to see any significant arrival of outside international aid in the hardest-hit areas of japan. >> as official deal with the aftermath of last year's natural disaster, dramatic footage of the first minutes after the sonometer continue to em
being scanned for radiation. in this coastal town where 17,000 people used to live and more than half the residents have disappeared, hope is fleeting. >> my daughter was washed away. i do not know what to say. i hope she is alive somewhere. >> this area has been paralyzed with trains out of service and major stores closed. everyone watches and waits for miracles, like this four-month pulled from the rubble three days after she went missing, now reunited with her father. and late today, there was more good news. rescuers found a 70-year-old woman who was in the house what the way by this in ameet. she was suffering from hypothermia, but is alive. >> the nuclear crisis in japan is raising questions about possible radiation exposure here in the u.s. despite those concerns, the chairman of the regulatory commission explains why it is not likely the radiation could reach our country. >> based on the type of reactor design and the nature of the accident, we see a very low likelihood that there is any possibility of harmful radiation levels in the u.s. or in hawaii. >> that have already sen
, germany is suspending some nuclear operations. the u.s. is moving forward. >> it remains a part of the present's overall energy plant -- of the president's energy plan. >> if mother nature decides to strike, we'll have big problems. >> bridges and overpasses collapsed during earthquakes. >> the white house broaden someone for reassurance. >> we believed nuclear plants operate safely. >> american nuclear plants are tsunami is angned some memorie earthquake's. >> we cannot tolerate any possibility of another chernobyl or another meltdown. >> eight u.s. warships have pushed back amid concerns of leaking radiation. they are still delivering aid. >> there will continue to do so until there's some stabilization. >> four new reactors are up for approval this year. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> our coverage of the disaster in japan continues online ad . wbaltv.com take our online survey. do you feel nuclear-powered is safe? >> cluster people are recovered after an accident involving a medic unit. skyteam 11 was over the scene west pratt and south payson streets. two of the four inju
will hit the airwaves tonight. he is expected to address concerns about u.s. involvement in libya. rebel forces aided by a coalition air strikes made huge gains over the weekend. here is the latest from benghazi. >> there have been on night celebrations in benghazi. the rebels are cheering incredible advances they have been making the last 24 hours. the gaddafi forces in eastern libya seem to be collapsing or drawing back for a strategic retreat, waiting for a decisive battle. either way, the rebels have been going unopposed for hundreds of miles. >> today will be 41 days. gaddafi has been 42 years in power. we are going to finish it tomorrow. >> we have been following some of the rebels' advance. gaddafi troops took off their uniforms of the side of the road. they left meals have eaten by the roadside. the reason why it is clear. we saw dozens of tanks and armored vehicles obliterated by air strikes. the rebels have reached about 400 miles from here to the city te. it is the strategic city because it is gaddafi's home town. it is not much further to tripoli. sirte could be a decisive ba
brought rescue dogssto help in the search for survivors. the u-s ilitary is sending helicopters to the devastated area with food, water and medical suppliees energy experts are working around the clock to avert anotter potential disaster in japan.explosions badly damaged nuclear reactors, releaaing a small amount of radiation into the air. theejapanese government ordered an evacuatiin of the area as a precaution.they say the amount of radiationnreleased does not pose any serious threat, but were tested for exposure. and back here at home, energy pfficials says two nuclear reactors in southern maryland would be safe if an earthquake wwre ever to hit maryland. officials from the nuclear regulatory commission say all u-s nuclear power plants are built to withstaad earthquakes and tsuanmi's.constellation energy nuclear group operates phe reactors at calverttcliffs. califoonia's coastal towns are cleaning up... after tsunami came crashing through.it's estimated the waves... triggered by japan's earthquake... caused up to 20- million dollarssworth of damage... to boats in the santa c
>>> good morning. a responsibility to act. president obama addresses the nation saying u.s. role in attacking moammar gadhafi's forces is limited, but necessary. >> i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action. >> but nearly two weeks in to the mission, gadhafi is still clinging to power and many question whether the u.s. is doing enough to push him out. we'll talk with the president's ambassador to the u.n. and with republican senator john mccain. >>> walmart lawsuit. a massive sex discrimination suit against the retail giant heads to the supreme court today. it could involve more than a million female employees and cost america's biggest employer billions of dollars. >>> and the snake hunt. the venomous cobra remains on the loose creating a media frenzy and inspiring a legion of twitter followers early this tuesday morning march 29th, twitter followers early this tuesday morning march 29th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good tuesday morning. >> good to have you back. welcome back to the country, the time zone. >> nice to be back sitting
. >>> the u.s. government is trying to get americans out of japan. charlieey. >> are -- charley. >> flights are being chartered out of japan. nearly officials say more -- official say 450,000 people are in shelters and supplies are running low. more than 5,000 people are believed dead and officials believe the total will climb more than 10,000. >>> look at the video showing the tsunami wave crashing through the store's entrance early in the morning. the water knocked down clothing racks and left clothes and other merchandise washed-up in the nearby parking lot. seven waves wrenched the store during the span of 3 1/2 hours. the store opened in september and the owners are vowing to rebuild and reopen. >>> and stay with abc2news.com. our special section on crisis in japan is full the latest news, pictures and videos. find that under the spotlight section on the home page. >>> today, the usns comfort is shipping out. it went to haiti last year to help after the earthquake and now it's headed south again. linda so joins us live at the canton pier with more on the mission. linda. >> reporter: go
that was run by the u.s. will be commanded by nato, an obama diplomatic win. but many in congress warn president obama not to send u.s. ground troops to depose gadhafi, who is said to be in this car today. >> yes, we want him out. no, we don't want to do it at the enormous cost of military invasion. >> reporter: the president has to justify taking sides in what some see as a civil war. >> will america's commitment & end in days, not weeks, as the president promised? >> reporter: defense secretary gates admitted on "meet the press," libya is not vital. >> no, i don't think it's vital interests for the united states, but we clearly have interests there, and it's a part of the recently, which is a vital interest for the united states. >> reporter: a region in chaos, uprisings in egypt, syria, bahrain, jordan, might the president commit the u.s. military elsewhere. libya's already cost about $1 billion. with no clear end in sight. >>> tonight, some u.s. naviville vessels are reported to be pulling out of the mediterranean. tomorrow, u.s. allies meet about libya. the plan is to put pressure
. >> we begin with the crisis in libya. the u.s. military is joining other nations with air attacks. we have video cued up showing tomahawk missiles being fired. the air assault is being called operation odyssey dawn. thanks for joining us at 10:00, i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maurine. france are main players in the operation using sea and air fleets to attack. steve is in tripoli with the latest. >> reporter: this is one of the first tomahawk missiles launched from a u.s. navy destroyer in the mediterranean. more than 100 fires, their target is libya's air defense systems. a senior u.s. official says the strikes severely disabled them, clearing the way for air patrols by french fighter jets to cripple libya's air power. moammar gadhafi vowing revenge, staying arms are being opened to let people defend the country and threatening to attack military and civilian targets in the mediterranean region. the mediterranean and north africa will become a real war zone because of this irresponsible act and all countries interest in the reason will be in danger starting from now because of this m
, and the u.s. are scrambling to enforce a no-fly zone over libya now that the u.n. security council has authorized all necessary measures. cnn international correspondent nic robertson is live in tripoli. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning, christine. well, we've already heard from the deputy foreign minister here who says he doesn't expect immediate air strikes here, but wouldn't say what preparations the army or anyone else in the country may be taking to defend the country with this new u.n. resolution. when he was asked about the cease-fire that the resolution calls for, he seemed to indicate that the government here was going to take some time to do that. they didn't have anyone to negotiate with that they would put it in place. but this was something that was going to take time. seemed to hint that the army here may plan to continue with some of its offensive. that offensive was going on in the east, and we have no updated information from that front line this morning, christine. >> does this u.n. resolution paint -- does it paint them into a corner, gadhafi and his alli
is responding. >> reporter: seven u.s. military ships were sent to the region, including the uss ronald reagan with medical facilities on board and airlift capabilities to move people and supply. president obama had a briefing this morning. the white house said, by his homeland security advisor in the office. and in japan, the u.s. has 38,000 troops stationed in japan. the defense department put out this video of marines preparing to leave their homebase on the island of okinawa, to head to mainland japan with rescue equipment, cargo, personnel, and other assets. robert gates said the military wants to provide whatever is needed by the government of japan and the u.s. embassy in tokyo. >> we have the ronald reagan closing on japan right now and sending another amphibious ship and we're pulling in helicopters from around the region region and so on and those two ships can be used for helicopter operations in the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. >> and usaid deployed two urban search-and-rescue teams at the request of the japanese government. one team left today, and joining the rest
as u.s. and european countries continue pounding targets across -- targets across lib yeah. linda so is standing -- libya. linda so is standing by with the latest. >> reporter: he is vowing to fight long war but there's a strong message that he is not safe. u.s. and allied forces struck his compound just yards from his tent. the u.s. says he was not a target but the goal was to take out his military capabilities. it's unclear where he was during the attack. this is the second day of air strikes. international force pound the targets with cruise missiles stealth bombers and fighter jets. the u.s. says a no-fly zone is in place and will hand over control of the military operation to a european or nato led coalition in days. >> we will continue to support the coalition. we will be a member of the coalition. we will have a military role in the coalition. but we will not have the preeminent role. >> reporter: a u.s. official says he is not sure how long this military effort in libya will last or if qaddafi will step down. if you go to abc2news.com, we have posted the latest on the main pa
filed charges in this bizarre case. abc2 news, jamie costello joins us with the very latest. jamie. >> police arrested and charged 23-year-old gordon jenkins with attempted murder. he is charged with arson, attempted murder, and assault. police were called near north point where they found the 47- year-old teresa hamel outside badly burned. her son entered the room and started choking her. she managed to get out of the house. hamel is in critical, but stable condition right now at hopkins bayview. no bail has been set. jamie costello, abc2 news. >>> thanks a lot, jamie. >>> a carol county woman is calling on police to file charges, claiming a bully assaulted her son on the school bus. abc2 news, jeff hager joins us now with more on the allegations being raised. jeff. >> west newman, it's what happened on the bus that finds his mother seeking justice now. a fourth grader on that bus allegedly grabbed wes from behind when he was taunting another child, playing keep away, and choked the second grader to the point where he couldn't breathe. the school nurse wrote a report, but the sc
approved the bill last week. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of the latest delay in the vote on the same- sex marriage bill? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> dozens of truckers expressing their anger over a possible fuel tank increase. lawmakers are considering raising vehicle registration fees. some fear a higher fuel tax will force drivers to fill up in other states. the plan was stop funding for a program that compensates school districts. it is estimated it would save nearly $12 million. it is the cost of doing business. $4 billion in cuts. >> house lawmakers avoided a temporary shutdown. kate amara is in washington with more. >> good morning. the senate is scheduled to vote on the measure this morning and it is expected to pass. shut down averted, for now. house lawmakers buying time in the budget process despite approval of an emergency spending bill to keep the government running. republicans say the measure is just the beginning. >> the american people
athletic shop in bethesda. prosecutors say norwood used an unknown weapon to attack and kill her co-worker... 30 year-old jayna murray... after murray confronted norwood about stolen merchandise.norwood initially told investigatorss that two masked men came into the store, tied her up... and sexually assaulted her and murray during a robbery attempt.police say that story wassa hoax. john mccarthy/montgomery county state's attorney: "what was stated in open court is that jayna called the manager with her suspicions after she had closed the store". store". "i'' just completely disgusted by the whole... how things turned out." out." "her family and friends deserve to know the truth... that's all.. the truth." prosecutors say the viccim... blows to the head.her throat was slashed and her pants cut to make it look like she had michael buczyner, fox 45 news late editton. 3 breaking news.../ in baltimore tonight... there have been four shootings shootings including this one in east baltimore.a man was found on north broadway with a gunshot wound in his back.he was breathing but un
. here's a look 694 west of per ring parkway. for more, you can count on us the wjz.com. >>> here's what people will be talking about today. a race against the clock is continuing in japan as the damaged nuclear reactors continue to heat up. the u.s. is ordering people who live within 50 miles of the plant to evacuate or stay indoors, twice the dangerous zone reported by the japanese. here's charlie d'agata. >> reporter: military helicopters launched an all out water assault pan japan's crippled nuclear power plant. crews are racing to finish a new power line that could restore crucial water pumps, the best option to cool dangerously hot reactors and prevent a nuclear meltdown. >> my confidence is eroded because of this continual almost daily degradation of the structure they have there. >> reporter: the facility has been plagued by a series of explosions and fires sense last week's earthquake and tsunami knocked out power. newly released images shows the damage to reactor four. japan is denying u.s. claims that same reactor has no more water in the spent fuel pools, meaning there's noth
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